Redistricting official to speak to Cypress Chamber

Join the Cypress Chamber on Tuesday, July 13th at 9:00AM for a Free Virtual Networking meet-up using ZOOM. Our guest speaker in July will be California Citizens Redistricting Commissioner Linda Akatagawa who will present a broad overview of the efforts of the statewide redistricting organization created to determine the new boundaries that represent electoral districts for Californians.

The most recent census is used every decade to determine the boundaries for fair representation in each electoral district. This effort will be even more important in 2021 as California will loose one Congressional representative due to California’s declining population trend. Ms. Akutagawa is part of an independent commission, the California Citizens Redistricting Commission, charged with drawing those boundaries.

Linda Akutagawa is President and CEO of LEAP (Leadership Education for Asian Pacifics). A passionate social entrepreneur for over 25 years and a beneficiary of LEAP’s leadership programming, she is a believer in the value, and urgent need, for diverse, equitable, and inclusive leadership. She lives here in Orange County and is a nationally recognized speaker and facilitator on leadership, diversity, equity, and inclusion, nonprofits, and board governance. Linda received her B.S. in International Business with a minor in Economics from California State University at Los Angeles.

Attendees will also have an opportunity to introduce themselves and their business and meet other attendees during the networking portion of the program after the speaker has finished.

Virtual attendees at the Chamber Breakfast can also provide a door prize to help promote their business. A drawing for the prizes will be held at the end of the ZOOM session for those participants still on the line.

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